Even with everything going on this year, 2021 flew by! In addition to private clients and holiday pet photo shoots, I participated in a three-day pet photography workshop in August. I finally learned how to take good pictures of dogs running at me (not as easy as it might look!) and I learned how to use a strobe outside.
I photographed two “firsts” for me….a ferret and a bearded dragon! My gosh, the ferret was like a slinky and was curious she never stopped moving…the bearded dragon on the other hand didn’t move an inch!
Here are a few collages of some of the images I took this year. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and peaceful 2022!
What a sweetie! Russell is four months old and such a love. He was so good in the studio during his almost one hour session. He explored a bit but came through with lots of great poses. I’m looking forward to photographing him as he grows up!
October, November and December – these three months were so fun!! I took images of 44 dogs and 9 cats with Santa at Pets Etc. on December 5 for a fundraiser. Donations that day raised $400 for Prevent A Litter. I also got to photograph 19 dogs and 3 cats in the studio**. I also photographed a gorgeous Lab/Pitbull mix named Ryder. He posed beautifully on the foot bridge at Minto-Brown Park. We got lucky with with no rain and even a bit of sun. Here are just a few. Hope you enjoy these pictures! I know each one of them put a smile on my face!
Looking foward to continuing to photograph dogs and cats both in and out of the studio in 2021.
**Yes, I wore a mask, all clients wore masks and Santa wore a mask until he was ready for me to take the photo. All social distancing requirements were followed and the studio was sanitized after each appointment.
I took a few in-studio photos when our state went to Phase 2 of the open/lockdown restrictions. Chester’s Mom and Memphis’s Mom wore facemasks and of course, I wore one too. And I used a long lens for social distancing. I sanitize the studio after each session and will make sure I only schedule three dogs per day. Memphis is a doll…I just love his one up, one down ear. He posed beautifully. Chester came to the studio for his four month old photos and then we took more photos outside a month later – again with a long lens. He’s now five months old and had his first haircut! He looks like the poodle he is.
I will officially open back up August 1 for both studio and outdoor photoshoots. Check my website at the end of this month for my Covid 19 rules and for a specially priced re-opening mini session! Hope to see you soon.
December was a whirlwind! I photographed 105 dogs and six cats!!! Oh my gosh…each one was adorable and so happy to meet Santa. I took a break in January, but February rolled around and guess what…Valentine’s Day photo shoots! And then…wait for it….St. Paddy’s Day in March. Great start to 2020!
Fall is in the air and these cuties “showed their stuff” during a recent photoshoot at Nature’s Pet Market. Some went with a Fall theme and some chose Howl-o-ween. Ziggy and Memphis showed up in striking sweaters and bowties, while Hulk brought his 6-month old brother dressed as a pumpkin. Grimm wore his trademark purple (too bad you can’t see his purple painted toenails!). And Spork decided she looked fab in her own pink collar. Enjoy!
For the third year I’ve had the pleasure of photographing dogs for the Willamette Valley Hospice “Walk-n-Wag” program. The $10 donation to enter participant’s dogs in the annual poster contest goes toward a program called “Peace of Mind” which allows hospice patients to know their dogs are well taken care of while they struggle with their health issues. This year I photographed 51 dogs!!! Rescues, pure breds, oldies, young pups, black dogs, white dogs and every color in between. I loved every minute of the three hours on my hands and knees!! Each of them were such cutie pies. And what a great cause!!!